“Points North” is the self-titled, second album by this primarily instrumental rock band. Spearheaded by guitarist Eric Barnett (a finalist in Guitar Player magazine's Guitar Superstar competition), bassist Uriah Duffy (Whitesnake, Suicidal Tendencies) and drummer Kevin Aiello, Points North stands on the shoulders of iconic artists Rush, Cream, The Police and Dixie Dregs but, expand upon these influences and clearly cuts its own artistic path.
Their new album has Points North introducing vocals for the first time ("Colorblind") but their primary musical focus remains the same. Simply put, Points North is a leading light of modern instrumental guitar music, single-handedly helping to revitalize the genre through their technical prowess, superior musicality and compositional skills.
Monday 27th April sees the release of the Spectral Mornings EP A much loved Steve Hackett track, this is a charity release and proceeds will go to Parkinson's UK , a charity special to a number of the artists.
The brainchild of Rob Reed and now performed as a song rather than purely as an instrumental, the song features vocals by David Longdon of Big Big Train and Christina Booth as well as Steve Hackett , Nick Beggs, Rob Reed and Nick D’Virgilio.
The EP will be available both physically and digital download. Please do share and help us all raise lots of money for this very worthwhile charity
IZZ American progband, with several albums to their name, launches a brand new album on Radiant!! These five gents and two gals, have won over many a prog heart in the last few years and well deservedly so! With four studio albums, a live album and a live dvd to their name, this new release should make quite a stir! Meanwhile, we at progplanet would love a cd for reviewing purpose :-)
On Black Double Vinyl + CD, Special Edition Digipak, and Special Edition Mediabook.
Wolflight is Steve's first original solo studio album since Beyond The Shrouded Horizon in 2011. Primal and orchestral, it retains the Hackett trademark as electric guitar runs right the way through with a regular sprinkling of acoustic. The concept behind it is a new unexplored chapter in the guitarist's career.
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